The Commonwealth was born out of an inhumane contract with Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah became the first democratically elected political leader of the territory of Ghana in 1957 in a contract he signed with the barbaric British Empire, which was wounded and retreating, yet determined and unwilling to let-go of its former slave-colonies at the end of world war two. The Common Wealth of Nations was the neocolonial sham that took root in this retarded and violent night-soil left after that war. The nature of that contract alone destined Ghana for nothing but a neocolonial-slave existence. Worse, it turned Ghana in for undue turmoil.
Ghana was never going anywhere to begin with! Nkrumah realized the misstep, attempted to correct it and met his instantaneous demise. Ghana’s first falter came at the hands of Nkrumah’s own intellectual and spiritual naivety—a naiveté that if you bear with me down a few more paragraphs, I shall explain.
Nkrumah ruled from about 1954 until 1966, when he was summarily overthrown by a mercenary British Military general hewed from Anloga, Gen. Kotoka, who had himself hailed from a long line of Anlo Traditional State warriors from Alakple. (The Anlos are not to be confused with the incorrigible military Kingdom of Dahomey nor differentiated as such from Dahomey). The three-hundred-year regional military dominance of the Ewe-Fon through Dahomey and its satellite independent states of Anlo, Agave, etc., (now part of Ghana) is not to be ignored in this ensuing analysis. The Ewes, through their complex Confederate States together with the Kingdom of Dahomey defeated the mighty Oyo Kingdom to the east and they subdued to nothingness the only real threat of Asante to the west. There’s no doubt about the seriousness about war in a place where women (the Amazons of Dahomey) could be marshaled to finish off a battalion of British mercenaries.
If one had to overthrow anything in Ghana as mighty and as formidable as Kwame Nkrumah was loved and cherished, one needed men from such a place, Ewe-Fon. Even their women (Mianor, or the Gbeto) were equally apt. Kotoka was not the first to attempt to end Nkrumah’s regime. In fact, many attempts had been made on the President’s life, several of which included actual bombings with real explosives, with actual casualties. However, another notable attempt on Nkrumah’s life came earlier, before Kotoka’s coup. Cpl. Ametefe, also an Eweman, botched a face-to-face assassination of Nkrumah. Rumour has it that Cpl. Ametefe was hired by the famous slave-trading family in Kumasi.
Enter Kumasi. Instead of taking even greater precautions, Nkrumah grew even more naïve. Although Nkrumah understood at that moment the evil sentiments of the old slave trading family in Kumasi against his person, yet the man from Nzema, with no such warrior background as Kotoka and no such slave trading mischievousness to depend on for instincts, took no real revolutionary steps against this old cartel in his narrow-minded, single-handed fight for total liberation from colonial and neocolonial world powers in Africa.
So it was no surprise that when he had adequately pissed off the Lords of Kumasi, the seat of the erstwhile Asante Kingdom, which had real interests in continuing in a bloody trade with the European terrorists (the British), that the fires of hell (coal and brimstone) were going to be marshaled against the Redeemer (Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah). Again, who better to eradicate the obstacle than a soldier, a general, from a warrior state? Kotoka.
Nkrumah then was overthrown by a serious British hired Anlo general from a serious military family, from a very serious military state. Kotoka became a general in the British Colonial Army (a terrorist outfit) of the slave territory that was the Gold Coast, fighting and defending the flag of pirates, the British. To be fair to Kotoka, he knew little about what he died defending. I doubt he was intelligent enough alone to decipher the cunning of the wicked organization of the Ayevu (the British). Still, it is against this backdrop that widespread rumors emerged. One notable story is that Kotoka was hired by the erstwhile notorious slave trading family in Kumasi to do its dirty biding against a rising star in the African liberation movement, Kwame Nkrumah. Nkrumah was outspoken about the European terrorism problem on the West African coasts, which had decimated African resources for more than three hundred years and counting.
It well within this backdrop that the recent proclamation by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, that the Commonwealth is the “finest creation of modern history,” must be examined. The statement praising a terrorist imposition on the sovereign states of Ghana is true for this Asantehene as it was true for the Asantehene who partly hated and partly despised Kwame Nkrumah.
Unpack what has been dubbed “the finest creation of modern history” and it turns out that even Kwame Nkrumah didn’t quite understand the new terms of the contract his government signed in 1957 with the British so much so that he wanted to annul it later. Nkrumah realized that an important mistake had been committed. The Commonwealth of Nations or the Commonwealth was not what he believed it to be. It was not to be confused with the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was the old Soviet rendition, however unnervingly awkward and terrifyingly similar, in its purpose and its posture.
The terrorists, the Ayevu, the British, and their African puppets will continue to claim that the Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization. But when it is examined, all fifty-three nations there were colonial territories of the former British Terrorism Cartel. Moreover, it is obvious deception that the cover organization for this British terrorism operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, including Ghana and Nigeria.
Unpack the lie: First the Commonwealth dates back to the time of decolonization. The British Cartel that once unlawfully occupied our lands agreed that “increased” self-governance of its territories was the best route to managing the limitless resources they had to control by force in Africa and beyond. So the territories, one of which the terrorists called the Gold Coast (for its gold and human beings turned into chattel slaves), was constituted by the London Declaration of 1949. This declaration established the new state that is Ghana, first as a member state of the British Cartel, and second, as “free and equal.” This was Nkrumah’s nightmare and he intended to amend it.
Our “freedom” is not without the irony. Nkrumah is reported to have asked: “Who in Walewale wanted first to tie her wealth to the commonwealth of the British, before her freedom and human equality were guaranteed?” More, when the priggish idea of “free and equal” is further examined under the scrutinizing eye of the symbol of this “free association,” who is Queen Elizabeth II, and who is the lifetime Head of the Commonwealth, unopposed, one is left with nothing warm and fuzzy left inside your bosom, but huge hairy pimples of cold chilling Neanderthal terror.
Kotoka then must remove Kwame Nkrumah. And Kotoka did not only oblige to the demands of Kumasi alone. His very training in a terrorist army had demanded his ensuing foolishness. If he had actually trained in his traditional state of Alakple, there’s little doubt that he would have spearheaded such a monstrous removal of a fine, level headed leader as Kwame Nkrumah.
So, from the Royal Houses of the slave trading stool of Asante, to Ho Motor Regiment in Eweland proper, Kotoka launched an irredeemable attack on Ghana’s aspirations for total liberation from terrorists. These terrorists wanted Ghana first as slaves of the British Cartel and second as “free and equal,” within the Commonwealth. A contradiction in terms. No matter how shortsighted, narrow-minded and egoistic Nkrumah may have envisioned our liberation from British terrorism on Ghanaian soil no place remains in Heaven for Kotoka and his enablers. Nkrumah was bitten by the blazing guns of Kotoka, followed in tow by Lt. Gen. Afrifa (like a monkey follows its owner) who was of the house of slave trading proper.
It is also no surprise that the whole operation in 1966 was funded by the Americans who had proclaimed their “singular defeat” of Adolf Hitler (the Devil incarnate, proper). Now in 2018, the Yankees have secured the “singular rights” to build an ultra-modern military base in Ghana from none other than another Nkrumah hater, the president of the Republic of Ghana, whose father was a chief Nkrumah hater. The difference between a “singular defeat” and the “singular right” is lost only on the humble reader who may be fooled by words, and not the meanings behind the real actions of terrorists.
Terrorists kill, often cold-blooded. Nkrumah himself, intellectually and Obamaly parading the streets of Hanoi like a celebrity, could only return to Ghana, his homeland, in a box, quiet, dead, rotten and frozen!
Kumasi had won! The Commonwealth had won. Queen Elizadeath II had won. And most certainly the visit to Ghana by Prince Charles and the summary proclamation by the Asantehene that the Commonwealth is the “finest creation of modern history” cements the very idea that Ghanaians are first, slaves to the British Cartel, and second “free and equal” in a system headed by the lifetime king, or queen of England.
The enormity of the charade of events then which led to Kwame Nkrumah’s fall and which simultaneously laid the first steps towards Ghana’s neocolonial-servitude to the West (particularly the United States of America especially in the twenty-first century) begun there in Kumasi, with help from Dahomey, and squares itself quite neatly and clandestinely on Anlo soil itself.
One should not be moved or surprised to hear such words about the Commonwealth emanate from the lips of the seat of government of the erstwhile Asante Kingdom, which was ruled furiously by whomever sat on a stool made of actual gold, which had supposedly been charmed from the skies, but which in reality had been hewn from the ground by actual indentured servants. Recall also that the reputation of the Golden Stool was brought to it notorious heights by another mercenary military general/priest of some sorts, from Notsie, Dahomey proper. So the Asantes named him Komfo Anokye (or Notsie), for his ability to vanish in daylight. (But that too is another rumor).
Recall that Kotoka’s Alakple was close to the seat of government of the Anlo State situated somewhere neatly between Asante and Dahomey. After the Era of Corruption (in which the terrorists, the Ayevu, had managed to convince some West African chiefs to sell them human beings in return for war machinery) Dahomey and Asante competed for the trade in human beings off the coast of West Africa. The terrorism of Europeans in West Africa had brought about complete and total corruption of our elites. And it is said that between them more than seventy-five percent of West Africans passed to the slave plantations of the Americas.
This is why when the Asantehene in the twenty-first century proclaims that the Commonwealth is the “finest creation in modern history,” all Ghanaians should be terrified. All Ghanaians must be appalled. All Ghanaians should oppose the proclamation and demand from this Asantehene a swift apology to all Ghanaians! The Commonwealth is nothing but a terrorist outfit, an imposition on Ghanaians.